MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER | LANGUAGE ARTS
I am proud to be a member of the Cedar Hill Prep community. My first impression of Cedar Hill Prep left me feeling enthusiastic and energized. I knew this was a place where children are thriving as they develop the lifelong learning skills that will help them make a difference in our world.
Prior to joining the Cedar Hill Prep Faculty, I taught at Saint James School and Sundance. Since 2007, I have been a Middle School Teacher, working with grades 5 through 8 in Language Arts.
My academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Centenary College. I completed my teaching certification through Jersey City University.
I love working with children and watching the world change with them and around them. I believe all children can make a difference and that it is our job as fellow human beings to give them what they need to discover, succeed, and contribute to society. I strive to be patient and allow children to make their own paths as they grow along the journey.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.